After an explosive week in which he scored nine points in three games, Canadiens prospect Martin Reway of the QMJHL’s Gatineau Olympiques was named the Canadian Hockey League Player of the Week.
The Canadiens drafted the left winger in the fourth round of last June’s Entry Draft from the Gatineau Olympics of the QMJHL. As is so often the case, size not skill was the determining factor in Reway’s position in the draft. He is 5’8″ and 170lbs.
Last week Reway (pronounced Reh -vaye) scored three goals and six assists in Gatineau’s three games. He finished the week with two four-point games helping the Olympiques close out a road trip with two victories. Saturday night the Olympiques were down 3-0 in the third period. Reway scored two goals and two assists including on the overtime winner in a 4-3 win at Charlottetown. Sunday Reway, earned first star honours with another four-point game, the third of his career, scoring the game-winning goal plus three assists as part of a 5-4 win in Moncton.
Reway, an 18-year-old born in Prague but of Slovakian heritage, is in his second season with the Olympiques. He started the season slowly after impressing coaches at Canadiens training camp with his speed and skill set. Now he has 26 points in 18 games so far this season. Last season he caught the attention of Canadiens scouts after finishing with 50 points in 47 games.